The Clue in the Jewel Box by Carolyn Keene, Mildred Benson

192 pages first pub 1943 (editions)

fiction childrens mystery young adult lighthearted mysterious fast-paced


An antique dealer’s revelation about a former queen’s priceless heirloom starts Nancy on a trail of exciting adventures. Madame Alexandra, now living incognito in River Heights, asks Nancy to find her missing grandson. With only one clue to go on ...

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mysterious 88%
adventurous 77%
lighthearted 77%
tense 11%


fast 62%
medium 37%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 85% | Character: 14%

Strong character development?

No: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 66% | No: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 71% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 14%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 85% | Yes: 14%

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